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Thorpe Lea Primary School

'A dedicated community working together, nurturing a safe, happy school where all children can achieve their potential'


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Reading and Writing at Thorpe Lea Primary


At Thorpe Lea, we aim to ensure that all children foster a love of reading and writing. To do this, we teach English through dedicated 'English' lessons across the school, as well as continuously developing the skills across other areas of the curriculum.


Phonics plays a huge part in the children's reading and writing skills and is discretely taught at a very young age in nursery through songs and rhymes, with more formal phonics being taught when entering the main school in Reception. Within these phonics lessons, children are taught the 42 graphemes and their corresponding phoneme. The school follows the Read, Write Inc Scheme of Work. Further details on this can be obtained from the Key Stage 1 Phase Leader

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Recently, Thorpe Lea Primary School had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Polly Ho Yen, children's author and mastermind behind the fabulous 'Boy in the Tower' - one of the entertaining and enthralling books our pupils have ever studied in Year 6. 


Despite coming an awful long way across the country, Polly was here bright and early to meet all of the children. She spent the entire day delivering inspiring and creative writing workshops with our pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 but made the time to take a school tour and meet all of our children and staff. 


A special thank you to our head pupils who conducted an engaging and expansive school tour which drew huge compliments from our special visitor. 


Look out for a special review of

'Boy in the Tower' coming soon!